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Old 07-14-2021, 04:40 PM
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Old 07-14-2021, 04:41 PM
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Another reason not to use Bottom Bouncers. JK
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Old 07-14-2021, 05:29 PM
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dang good for them! Ive heard the same kind of thing with setting the hook hard into a snag bass fishing and a bullet weight comes screaming out of the water and causes a head trauma like being shot.
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Old 07-14-2021, 06:37 PM
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Old 07-15-2021, 12:26 PM
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"I had NEVER driven the boat before now"


Make sure your passengers can become captain if you're incapacitated (and have a rough idea of how to get back to the ramp). Not knowing to shift to neutral or check an errant kill switch could flip the decision on life or death.
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Old 07-15-2021, 01:25 PM
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Don't forget about wearing sunglasses/eye protection while fishing to shield those eyes from flying hooks, etc.
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Old 07-16-2021, 08:20 AM
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This spring while fishing deep into a narrow cove, I accidentally threw my Carolina rig over an overhanging tree branch. I knew I wasn't getting it out so I held the reel spool and backed the boat up until the line snapped. It was 20# braid with a 15# fluorocarbon leader. When it finally broke, it went off like a .22 rifle shot. The braided line shot straight back at me and made a perfect little 2" diameter pile of line on the deck of my boat at my feet. I was lucky it broke at the knot or the weight would have been right there with it. The kind of things one never even thinks about.
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Old 07-16-2021, 08:54 AM
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Couple years ago I was retrieving a deep running crank and it snapped out of water and buried itself in wife's hand. We couldn't remove it, drove 40 miles to the nearest ER and had it removed. By the grace of God it didn't hit her or anyone else in the eye, could so easily happen.

We're still married.
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Old 07-16-2021, 07:59 PM
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Some years ago, when snagging was legal for spawning salmon in the great lakes' streams, a fellow got hit by his snagged lead weighted treble hook. The rig came back at him, after he pulled hard to unsnag it, hitting him in the head and killing him.

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Old 07-19-2021, 07:00 PM
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I think I'll put a little U shape at the bottom of each bouncer I have since the wife seen story on our local news tonight. I really thought getting stabbed in the heart by a bottom bouncer would get a few more comments.
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